Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Beer Cheese Soup (Tasty Stuff)

This is a recipe I came up with when my sister asked if I could "reproduce" a beer-cheese soup they enjoyed at a restaurant, Moosejaw, in the Wisconsin Dells.  Well, I've never even eaten there so I was going off of how she described it to me (and it took me a few experiments in the kitchen!) but, when she sampled the finished product, she gave it two thumbs up!

I hope your family will love it too!

Beer Cheese Soup
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time:  25 minutes
* 1 T butter
* ½ c. chopped onion and ½ t minced garlic
* 1 t Worcestershire sauce
* ½ can or bottle of light beer
* 1 can chicken broth mixed with 3 T cornstarch
* 2 c. half and half (or whole milk)
* 2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
* 1 lb. sausage kielbasa, cubed and pre-cooked
* 1-2 c. cubed and pre-cooked potatoes

Melt butter and add onion, garlic and Worcestershire and stir.  Add the beer and raise heat to high and boil 3 minutes to evaporate alcohol.  Add chicken broth and bring to boil.  Lower heat again and simmer.  Add half and half and cheese and sausage and potatoes.  Heat through and serve with crusty bread or croutons.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious! We recently made up a batch of homemade kielbasa; I guess your recipe was destined to be tried in my kitchen. :) ~Lisa


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